praeceps, headstrong; mente captus, insane. haec omnia, i.e. the universe. ita is explained by caedes . . . comparari, below. responsam: the regular expression for any prophetic answer as of an oracle or seer. rei pablicae (dat.), against the state. et ea, and that too (cf. καὶ ταῦτα). ea: referring to caedes, etc, above. iliad: referring forward to the result at . . . statueretur (ll.21-23). in aedem Concordine: one of the principal temples at the northern end of the Forum (see Plan), where the Senate had held its session on this day. It was built by the consul L. Opimius, B.C. 121, after his bloody victory over C. Gracchus.
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Table of Contents:
First Oration against Catiline
II. The Character of the Conspiracy. ( In L. Catilinam Oratia II ) Before the People, Nov. 8.
Third Oration Against Catiline: III. How the Conspiracy was Suppressed. ( In L. Catilinam Oratio III. ) Before the People, DEC. 3.
Fourth Oration Against Catiline: Sentence of the Conspirators. ( In L. Catilinam Oratio IV )In the Senate, DEC. 5.
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